Boise dad who fled to Nevada mountains with 2 daughters takes plea deal


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BOISE — A Boise father charged with four felonies after he disappeared and took his two young daughters to Nevada has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

Joshua Dundon, 29, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of custodial interference and one count of infliction of great bodily injury, according to Ada County Deputy Prosecutor John Dinger. A second count of custodial interference and a second count of infliction of great bodily injury were dropped.

The Idaho Statesman reports as part of the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to recommend a 20-year prison sentence, including 10 years before Dundon is eligible for parole.


Investigators say Dundon, who shared joint custody of his then 6 and 7 year old daughters with their mother, checked the girls out of school in May and took them to mountains in Eureka, Nevada.

An Amber Alert was issued May 15 after Dundon’s truck was found burned in Eureka County. That same day Dundon sought food and water at a ranch, and the residents notified authorities. Searchers found the two girls in the hills – reportedly shoeless and not in clothing appropriate for the wet, freezing temperatures.

Dundon is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 7.